The Oldest Department Store In West Virginia Is An Absolute Treasure-Trove

One of the many things we love about West Virginia is all the small, locally-owned, character-rich storefronts that populate small downtowns all throughout the state. Alderson, West Virginia is no exception: this small river town has several quaint area shops that are well worth your time to visit, but none quite so much as the one that’s known as the oldest in West Virginia!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

So let this be your excuse to plan a weekend trip to Alderson, West Virginia for some long-awaited, well-deserved shopping therapy. Who needs a mall when you can visit this old-fashioned department store that has it all…and then some?!

Learn more about Alderson’s Store by visiting their Facebook page. And for another historic shopping experience, try Taylor Books in Charleston!

Address: 203 S Monroe St, Alderson, WV 24910, USA